Staybridge brand plans for Indianapolis

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that
plans are underway for a Staybridge Suites hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.The
new upscale extended-stay hotel is scheduled to open early 2008, and is among nearly
100 hotels in the brand’s robust Americas pipeline.

Staybridge Suites expects to double its size in Indiana over the next
few years with four locations currently open throughout the state, and
another four hotels under development, including the Staybridge Suites
Indianapolis-City Centre location.


“The Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-City Centre is one of several hotels we plan to
open across Indiana,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management,
Staybridge Suites. “As we approach our 100th hotel opening around the first of the
year, our Americas portfolio of hotels will continue to grow in areas that are in
high demand for upscale extended-stay lodging, and that includes healthy urban
markets like Indianapolis.” 



The upcoming all-suite hotel will feature three well-designed spacious suite options
(deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath), incorporating spacious
walk-in showers with a dual-purpose removable showerhead in most suites, high-end
granite vanities, lighted make-up mirrors and elegant sconce lighting. Colors that
are most widely found in new, upscale homes today will be reflected in the
Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-City Centre’s chocolate décor color scheme. Also
among some of today’s design trends, walnut espresso finishes bring warmth and
richness to guestroom furniture. All suites will include 32” Flat Panel TV’s,
in-room DVD/CD players; functional, well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating,
complimentary high-speed internet access, complimentary local phone calls and
two-line speaker phones with direct-dial number and personal voice mail as well as
fully equipped kitchens. 


Consistent with the Staybridge Suites brand, the new property will offer exceptional
guest amenities including a deluxe complimentary daily breakfast buffet featuring a
rotating selection of hot items as well as other healthy product offerings,
complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities, a 24-hour business services
center complete with computers, complimentary hi-speed Internet access and laser
printers/fax machines, a guest library with books and games, and BridgeMart, the
hotel’s 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and
easy-to-prepare meals.  Guests will get comfortable in the hotel’s Great Room for
evening “Sundowner” receptions three days a week for complimentary refreshments,
light appetizers and conversation. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s wireless
anywhere feature as well as the heated, indoor pool.


Conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis just north of I-70 (at exit 79A), the
hotel site is just minutes from area businesses such as Eli Lilly, Indiana State
Government Center and American United Life Insurance Company. The property is also
close to key attractions such as the Indiana Convention Center and the New Lucas Oil


“The location of this new hotel is ideal because of its close proximity to several
businesses,” said Wendy Ray, general manager, Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-City
Centre. “With major businesses close by, we’re able to cater to those who plan to
stay for longer periods of time while traveling for business, as well as those
visiting the area for its appealing tourist attractions.”


The Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-City Centre, which is owned by Missouri Hotel
Partners and managed by Dora Brothers Hospitality., under a license agreement with a
company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, will be located at 535 South West St.,
Indianapolis, Ind.